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Veteran CB Brandon Flowers Retiring From NFL

Update:

Former Chiefs and Chargers CB Brandon Flowers officially announced that he’s retiring from the NFL on Tuesday.

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Steve Wyche of NFL Media reports that free agent CB Brandon Flowers plans to retire from the NFL on Tuesday.

Flowers recently worked out for the Cardinals, but they elected to sign CB Tramon Williams instead.

Flowers, 31, is a former second-round pick of the Chiefs back in 2008. He signed a four-year, $36.4 million contract that includes $20.5 million guaranteed with the Chargers back in March of 2015 and was set to make a base salary of $9 million for the 2017 season when he was released by Los Angeles.

In 2016, Flowers appeared in six games for the Chargers and recorded 28 tackles, one interception returned for a touchdown and five pass defenses. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 48 cornerback out of 120 qualifying players.

During his nine-year NFL career, Flowers recorded 429 tackles, three sacks, 21 interceptions, four forced fumbles, five recoveries, 111 pass defenses and four defensive touchdowns over the course of 119 games. He made the Pro Bowl during the 2013 season.

We had him featured in our Top 50 Available Free Agents list.

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